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FIJIAN HOLDING HUMAN SKULL DUFTY, FRANCIS HERBERT (1846–1910) FIJIAN NATIVE WITH ANCESTOR SKULL Fiji 1860/70 100 by 60mm (4 by 2¼ inches). albumen print photograph mounted as a carte de visite, verso with the photographer’s printed lable ‘W Dufty, & Cie photographs Noumea’ £350 [ref: 11450]

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MISSIONARY IN WEST AFRICA UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER FRENCH [?] MISSIONARY IN WEST AFRICA WITH TWO AFRICAN MEN SEATED ALONGSIDE, TITLED IN INK ON THE IMAGE AND MOUNT 'JOSEPH, TULIO' AND 'A JEAN-MARIE' Africa, West 1860s 100 by 60mm (4 by 2¼ inches). Albumen photograph mounted as a carte de visite, inscription in ink to mount and image, verso with traces of postage stamps £480 [ref: 13044]

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DUBOIS [PHOTOGRAPHER, GRENADA, SPAIN] 'SPANISH GYPSY TAKEN OUTSIDE THE ALHAMBRA' Spain 1870s 104 by 64mm (4 by 2½ inches) approx Albumen print photograph, mounted as a carte de visite £45 [ref: 13062]

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[JAMAICA] F. A. FREEMAN & CO., WEST INDIES SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY [KINGSTON, JAMAICA] TWO HOODED NUNS IN CONVERSATION [Jamaica] 1870s 100 by 62mm (4 by 2½ inches). carte de visite albumen photograph mounted as a carte de visite, by F. A. Freeman, School of Photography, West Indies, with their details recto and verso £175 [ref: 12486]

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CURIOUS OBJECTS GEISER, JEAN [1848, LA-CHAUX-DE-FONDS - 1923, ALGIER, PHOTOGRAPHER] ALGERIAN MAN HOLDING A STRANGE OBJECT TO HIS EYE, CARRYING A LEOPARD SKIN?, A FOLDER AND WITH PAPERS AT HIS FEET

Algeria 1870s 140 by 100mm (5½ by 4 inches). albumen print photograph, mounted as a cabinet card £120 [ref: 10575]

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JAMAICA UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER

A GROUP OF BLACK WOMEN RESTING IN A PLANTATION, JAMAICA Jamaica 1870s 100 by 65mm (4 by 2½ inches) albumen print photograph, mounted as a carte de visite £125 [ref: 11856]

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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER MAN IN ARAB ATTIRE, PISTOL DAGGER AND SWORD IN HIS BELT 1870s 164 by 108mm (6½ by 4¼ inches). albumen print photograph mounted as a cabinet card £150 [ref: 13294]

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CHAOTIC ROYAL BANQUET TABLE, HAWAII UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER ROYAL BANQUET, HAWAII Hawaii 1870s 183 by 230mm (7¼ by 9 inches). albumen print photograph £500 [ref: 13277]

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FIJI SLAVE BOAT DUFTY, FRANCIS HERBERT (1846–1910) MARIKI, THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF ‘MEVA CREW’ Fiji 1871 100 by 65mm (4 by 2½ inches). carte de visite (100 x 65mm approx) of a Fijian native, verso inscribed in ink ‘Mariki - the only survivor of the Meva crew’, with the photographer’s printed lable ‘photographed by F. H. Dufty, Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji islands’ good even tones The story "A painful sensation was created yesterday morning upon the beach, at the rumour that Mr. T. Warburton, merchant in this town, Mssrs Kington, Robson and Whitaker, planters of Taveuni and Mr Owen, master of MASSACRE OF CREW OF

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the Meva cutter and a Fijian, had been murdered on board that craft on Wednesday night." This was the report run by The Fiji Times of November 4, 1871, about a tragedy, the massacre of five white settlers and a Fijian on board a vessel within Fiji waters. The incident occurred during the height of the trade in human labour within the South Pacific region. This exchange of human cargo, infamously known as "Blackbirding" was accompanied by much violence carried out by the white men who recruited labourers from Melanesia and the "poor wretches" many of whom were lured into vessels never to see their respective homelands again. On board the Meva, a 10 tonne cutter that traded in and out of Levuka were five white men, two Fijians and 40 Solomon islanders who had only recently been recruited from the blackbirding schooner Lismore. The Solomon islanders had been grumbling about their lack of food during the voyage from Levuka bound for Taveuni, which they had left on Tuesday November 2. After departing Taveuni, the four Australians, one New Zealander on board the vessel had no idea what was in store for them, except for one of the two Fijian crew members. According to Marika, the Fijian who was the lone survivor of the massacre, the Solomon Islanders had murder on their minds once their demands for more food were unmet. "When we left Levuka there was only light winds, and progress was necessarily slow. By night we were off Nairai, between that and Koro,"Marika recalled to The Fiji Times of that year. "Throughout the day the Solomon Islanders had two meals, each receiving two ship biscuits. They were to receive two more for supper but objected through one of their number, that two was too little, they wanted three each." The labourers were refused and it is believed that this prompted them to take murderous revenge on the white settlers when they were least prepared. According to Marika, "They had bought plenty of firearms with them but had left them in the cabin." Marika had suspected the Solomon men all day on account of their manner, "for they had been so watchful of him as he was treeing, observing keenly how he put the vessel round and how he acted when in a squall." "I was at the tiller steering, another Fijian (Moturiki man) was at the galley and the five white men at tea on deck." "As the white men were sitting at tea, the Solomon men made their attack on them," reports The Fiji Times of November 15, 1871, which ran an account of the massacre related by Marika. "Their first victim was Mr Warburton who was approached from behind and struck with an axe on the back of the head." "One of them rushed for the cabin but was struck down on the way," while the Moturiki native "had his head split open"seeing that his captain jumped overboard following Marika, who had made for the water after unsuccessfully, grappling over an oar with one of the assailants. "While swimming away the captain directed Marika's attention to the cutter where the murderers were cutting up the bodies of the slain," continued a Fiji Times report of December 5, 1871 which carried further accounts of the tragedy by Marika. Owen and Marika swam on for time before the New Zealander said he would not be able to continue on with the heavy clothes he had on. According to the survivor. Owen told him to "carry word of the tragedy to Mr Scott, owner of the cutter and Messrs J C Smith and Co, Merchant of Levuka." "Marika swam towards him but before reaching him the captain sank." According to The Fiji Times of November 14, the Solomon Islanders managed to direct the vessel towards an island in the Yasawas. The Fiji Times article reported that a native reported the matter to a Mr Wanton who carried news of the tragedy to Levuka where it was received with shock and an immediate response. This same native also carried a conflicting report about after Captain Owen and Marika jumped overboard to escape the rampaging islanders. He said that Owen had tried to induce Marika to help him to shore by offering to give him 10 pounds but the latter refused in fear of being drowned in the process. Meanwhile in Levuka, "about 100 men came forward to aid the Government in pursuit of the blood thirsty wretches who had perpetrated this foul deed". The Solomon Islanders who managed to sail the Meva towards the Yasawas made ashore trying to carry out trade with natives of one of the islands in the group. "They promised to share the trade they had on board the vessels with the Fijians saying that they had been working on Ovalau for 18 months, that their time was out and had given 80 pigs for the vessel to take them home," The Fiji Times reported.

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"They also stated afterwards that they had eaten the white men and got hungry again and killed three of their comrades and eaten them so that now there were only 37 men left". The 37 Solomon Islanders would be captured and taken to the capital Levuka where they would face trial for the murders. £450 [ref: 11449]

UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER “LOWCAST BOER FAMILY LIVING ON THE LEBOMBO MTS, SWAZILAND” Swaziland, Africa 1890s 135 by 210mm (5¼ by 8¼ inches) on larger mount albumen print photograph, on original album leaf, inscribed below the image in pencil “Lowcast Boer (Baasten Dutch) family living on the Lebombo Mts, Swaziland, name of family is de Beer, old man (grandfather, wagonmaker, son blacksmith” £300 [ref: 13275]

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CAMERA SHY UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER UNUSUAL STUDY OF A NUDE NATIVE MAN FROM SAMOA SHIELDING HIS FACE FROM THE CAMERA

Samoa 1900 each 130 by 110mm (5 by 4¼ inches). Two toned silver print photographs, one inscribed “Samoa” in pencil, verso £350 [ref: 13301]

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HOLD TO LIGHT UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER GROUP OF FOUR HAND COLOURED HOLD TO LIGHT STEREO CARDS France 1850s mounts 172 by 85mm (6¾ by 3¼ inches) approx. Four albumen print photograph stereo cards, tissue backed, hand coloured and three with pin pricks for highlights, three with the original collector’s name “Pritchard” to verso and one dated ‘24.9.59’ £50 [ref: 13312]

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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER RECLINING NUDE WEARING A MASK

France [?], 1860s 95 by 173mm (3¾ by 6¾ inches). Albumen print stereo-card, with slightly curved mount £120 [ref: 11305]

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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER [T R WILLIAMS?] THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP London 1860s stereo card, albumen print photographs on mount, one numbered 1420 in the negative, verso with green label with printed title ‘1421 The Old Curiosity Shop’ £120 [ref: 12830]

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EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON STEREOSCOPIC AND PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1862 Paris, France 1862 85 by 180mm (3¼ by 7 inches) full card Two albumen print photographs mounted as a stereocard, with lightly curved yellow mount £160 [ref: 13288]

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WOUNDED AT WATERLOO UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER BATTLE OF WATERLOO AMPUTEE AND OTHER SOLDIERS TALKING EARNESTLY TO BOYS AT A PUB

England 1858 75 by 65mm (3 by 2½ inches) single image Two albumen print photographs mounted as a stereocard, with grey mount, inscribed 10.5.58, 37 AP, Pritchard in ink verso £50 [ref: 13290]

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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER BATTLE OF WATERLOO VETERAN AMPUTEE WITH YOUNG GIRL LOOKING AT HIS MEDAL England 1858 75 by 65mm (3 by 2½ inches) each image Two hand coloured albumen print photographs mounted as a stereocard, with grey mount, numbered 61 in ink verso £45 [ref: 13289]

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HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION HUGHES OF LONDON & BOROS & DOCTOR OF PEST, HUNGARY [PHOTOGRAPHERS] [1848 HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION] THREE CARTE DE VISITE RELATING TO SERBO VUKOVICS AND HUNGARIAN EXILES Hungary 1860s three albumen print photographs, mounted as carte de visites, annotated £150 [ref: 13063]

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CRICKET AND BADMINGTON UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER BALDWIN, JOHN LORRAIN FOUNDER OF I ZINGARI CRICKET CLUB AND WRITER OF THE FIRST STANDARD RULES OF BADMINGTON 1860s 190 by 140mm (7½ by 5½ inches) albumen print photograph, on old mount inscribed in ink below John Loraine Baldwin (1 June 1809 – 25 November 1896) was a prominent English cricket enthusiast who was a co-founder of the I Zingari nomadic cricket club. He was born near Halifax, Yorkshire, and studied at Oxford University. He was one of the founders of I Zingari on 4 July 1845. He was also the writer of the first standardized rules for badminton in 1868, while on a visit to Badminton House and editor of "The Laws of Short Whist" of 1864. He was Warden of Tintern Abbey in 1873, and died at his home in Tintern

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in 1896. I Zingari, the English club was formed on 4 July 1845 by a group of Old Harrovians at a dinner party and thus is one of the oldest cricket clubs still in existence. The English team still plays around 20 matches each year. Also known as IZ, I Zingari is a wandering (or nomadic) club, having no home ground. Uniquely for an amateur club, Wisden reported all of its matches since 1867, but ceased to do so in 2005. ÂŁ450 [ref: 13276]

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TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIRST FEMALE LOVER IN THE YEAR THEY MET - WITH SIGNED AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION

MESDEMOISELLES ORLAY DE KARWA DESIREE ARTOT, SIGNED PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH WITH PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION Tiflis, Georgia, Russia 1868 145 by 105mm (5¾ by 4¼ inches). Albumen photograph mounted as a cabinet card, signed and inscribed below the image “a Ms C Sternberg. Souvenir de notre tournee - Russe, Caucasienne et Siberienne D. Artot a Padilla” Album compiled by Charles Sternberg of his musical career Light stains on two corners, one slightly affecting signature Desiree Artot was a Belgian soprano who in 1868 was engaged, briefly to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Désirée Artôt met Tchaikovsky at a party at the Begichevs in the spring of 1868. They again met by chance

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at a musical party and then Anton Rubinstein persuaded him to see her at the opera. She then started to send him invitations every day, and he became accustomed to visiting her every evening. He later described her to his brother Modest as possessing "exquisite gesture, grace of movement, and artistic poise". He had put aside his work on his symphonic poem Fatum in order to give her all his attention. It seems plausible that Tchaikovsky was more captivated in her as a singer and actor than as a romantic interest, and had difficulty in separating the artist from the person. Tchaikovsky dedicated his Romance in F minor for piano, Op. 5, to Artôt. By the end of the year, marriage was being considered. It has been said that this was Tchaikovsky’s first serious attempt to avoid his homosexuality. Her mother, who was travelling with her, opposed the marriage. Artôt herself was not prepared to abandon her career to support a struggling composer, and neither was Tchaikovsky prepared to become merely a prima donna's husband. Some of Tchaikovsky's friends, such as Nikolai Rubinstein, advised him against the marriage because being the husband of a foreign singing celebrity would mean he would have to forgo his own musical career. The matter was left undecided, and no formal announcement was made, but they planned to meet again in the summer of 1869 at her estate near Paris to finalise the question of their marriage. Then the opera company left to continue its tour in Warsaw. By the beginning of 1869, however, Tchaikovsky was having second thoughts. He wrote to his brother Anatoly that it was doubtful the marriage would ever take place. He wrote "... this affair is beginning to fall apart somewhat". Although she did not communicate this fact to Tchaikovsky, Artôt also changed her mind. (One source claims it was her singing teacher Pauline Viardot who persuaded Artôt not to marry Tchaikovsky. On 15 September 1869, Artôt married a member of her company, the Spanish baritone Mariano Padilla y Ramos. Padilla was seven years her junior, and he was someone she had previously ridiculed to Tchaikovsky. Nikolai Rubinstein was advised of the marriage by telegram, and he went to inform Tchaikovsky straight away. He was in the midst of a rehearsal for his opera The Voyevoda, and when he heard the news, he became quite upset, abandoned the rehearsal, and left immediately. £650 [ref: 13302]

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FANTASY AUTHOR IN A PENSIVE MOOD SARONY, NAPOLEON (1821-1896) MACDONALD, GEORGE (1824-1905, POET, AUTHOR OF FANTASY AND OTHER FICTION AND THEOLOGIAN) 1872/3 165 by 108mm (6½ by 4¼ inches). Albumen print photograph mounted as a cabinet card, with photographer’s details to verso small chip to lower left corner Taken by Sarony in his New York studio in late 1872 or some time prior to May 1873. In the fall of 1872 MacDonald arrived in Boston with his wife Louisa and oldest son Greville. By then he was the author of over twenty books and went on to enjoy a highly succesful American tour during which e met amongst others, Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier, Stowe, Frances Hodgson Burnett and Mark Twain.

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HINDU PHILOSOPHER LANDY, JAMES [1838-1897, PHOTOGRAPHER] RAM CHANDRA BOSE, (1836-1892 CHRISTIAN HINDU PHILOSOPHER, WRITER ON CHRISTIANITY AND HINDUISM) Cincinnati, USA circa 1875 150 by 100mm (6 by 4 inches) Albumen photograph, mounted as a cabinet card, by Landy of Cincinnati, inscribed verso in pencil ‘Ram Chamer Bosi - from India with the conference...[?] http://guavagardens.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/ram-chandra-bose-1836-1892.html £225 [ref: 9471]

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TRANSCENDENTALIST AND FATHER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT WARREN’ PORTRAITS [STUDIO] 465 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON CABINET PHOTO OF TRANSCENDENTALIST AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT USA, Boston 1880s 150 by 100mm (6 by 4 inches). Albumen print cabinet card photograph, photographer’s details recto and verso teacher, mystic, writer and the father of Louisa May Alcott, became an itinerant teacher before settling up in Boston to found his own school. £350 [ref: 10346]

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THREE 19TH CENTURY INDIAN FEMALE SOCIAL REFORMERS IN AMERICA FREDERICK GUTEKUNST (1831 -1917, AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER) PUNDITA RAMABAI (1858-1922) INDIAN SOCIAL REFORMER, HER DAUGHTER MANORAMA RAMABAI (1881-1921), SOCIAL REFORMER AND RAMABAI’S COUSIN DR. ANANDABAI JOSHEE(1865-1887), THE FIRST INDIAN WOMAN TO OBTAIN A WESTERN MEDICAL DEGREE

Philadelphia circa 1887 145 by 105mm (5¾ by 4¼ inches) image size, on cabinet card mount Albumen photograph, mounted as a cabinet card, photographer’s details to verso, annotated with sitters’ names in pencil, and a reference to a letter by Guterkunst of ‘April 20th’ Slight break to the mount, lower right corner, away from image Her parents, sister and older brother died in the

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famines, and after travelling in India Ramabai settled with her daughter in Poona [Pune]. She travelled to England from India in 1883 and during her stay converted to Christianity. In 1885 she travelled to America in part to be present at the graduation of her cousin was the first woman to study and graduate with a degree in western medicine in the United States She travelled to the USA in 1883 for her studies and returned to India to practise in 1886. She died the following year from tuberculosis before her 22nd birthday. Born in Poona to an orthodox wealthy Brahmin family, at the age of 9 she was married to Gopalrao Joshi who helped her receive an education and learn English Joshee was in part inspired to study medicine by the death of her daughter of 10 months, when she herself was only 14. followed the same path as her mother and became an important social reformer. Mother and daughter both toured the world lecturing on social issues. ÂŁ400 [ref: 9473]

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AUTHOR OF ‘HANA, A DAUGHTER OF JAPAN’ ARAKAWA [PHOTOGRAPHER, SHINBASHI, TOKYO] GENSAI MURAI [1863-1927] AND HIS WIFE Tokyo, Japan 1890s 145 by 110mm (5¾ by 4¼ inches). silver print photograph mounted as a cabinet card, photograher’s detais recto and verso, inscribed in ink with the sitters name Gensai Murai was a Japanese author and newspaper editor. Fluent in Russian learnt during a year long stay in San Fransisco in the 1880s. He wrote Hana, A daughter of Japan, an epic 12 volume work, said to have influenced the writing of Mark Twain’s the War Prayer. Twain possessed a copy of the book. £350

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INDIAN OUTLAW BANDIT UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER TANTIA BHIL, A ‘BANDIT’ IN BRITISH INDIA UNDER ARREST AND 'WITH SOME OF HIS VICTIMS' British India circa 1890 95 by 195mm (3¾ by 7¾ inches). Albumen print photograph, on an old mount, probably trimmed from an album leaf, inscribed in ink ‘Tantia Bhil and some of his victims’ Tantia [Tantya Bheel] was a member of the Bhil tribe and born in Nimad, Madhya Pradesh around 1844. He may have embarked on his career after the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Tantia was first arrested around 1874 released after a year's sentence he continued with theft and kidnapping. He was arrested in 1878 by Haji Nasrullah Khan Yousufzai and jailed in Khandwa, escaping after three days, and from there took up his career as a dacoit. In 1890 Tantia was lured to a parley by an officer of the Indore army who promised him a pardon, but was ambushed and taken to Jubbulpore where he was tried and hanged in that December. He is regarded by many as an Indian freedom fighter. £450 [ref: 12942]

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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN THE BOER WAR IVIE H ALLEN [PHOTOGRAPHER, GRAAFF REINET, EASTERN CAPE] AND POSSIBLY OTHERS [BOER WAR] GROUP OF PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE TRIALS OF LOTTER AND SCHEEPER, OF REBELS, OF FLOGGINGS AND RELATED IMAGES Graaff Reinert, South Africa 1901 the five larger images approx 140 by 200mm (5½ by 7¾ inches) the small ones approx 80mm x 70mm Gelatin silver print photograph of the courtroom for Johannes Lotter’s trial and a similar one for the trial of Gideon Scheepers [WITH] a portrait of a Boer rebel [?] [WITH] a close up photo of a soldier’s back after flogging [WITH] a soldier in civilian clothes all images by Ivie H Allen, signed in the negatives [WITH] a group of photographs of black africans and british troops, one showing the flogging of a black man[?] by a white soldier [WITH] a further image of a group of British officers [12 items]

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Gideon Scheepers (1878–1902) was a Boer military leader, scout and heliographer during the Anglo-Boer War (also known as the South African war). He was executed after being falsely accused of being a Cape rebel, and of alleged war crimes. Johannes Cornelius Jacobus "Hans" Lötter was a Boer commander who fought, and was executed by, the British during the Second Boer War. Along with Gideon Scheepers, Lötter was one of the most brutal guerrilla commandos in the Cape Colony

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SURGERY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER GROUP OF FIRST WORLD WAR STEREO IMAGES DEPICTING SURGICAL PROCEDURES ON GUNSHOT AND SHRAPNEL WOUNDS

France 1914-1918 60 by 125 mm (2¼ by 5 inches) average size of each ‘card’ Collection of 33 matt silver print stereo photographs, two attached to makeshift mounts made from cut down pre-printed French military letters ‘model A pour les troupes en operations’ £250 [ref: 9767]

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ATOMIC BOMB LOTTE MEITNER-GRAF [AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHER 1899-1973] OTTO ROBERT FRISCH FRS [(1 OCTOBER 1904 – 22 SEPTEMBER 1979] England, Fayer studios London 1941 170 by 115mm (6¾ by 4½ inches) silver print photographer signed on the mount by the photographer, and signed on the image Fayer [which she was obliged to do by contract with Fayer stdio where she worked in the 1940s] Frisch, Otto Robert: What little I remember - pp 196 Otto Robert Frisch: In 1939/40 Frisch and the physicist Rudolf Peierls produced the Frisch–Peierls memorandum at Birmingham University, which was the first document to set out a process by which an atomic explosion could be generated.

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Lotte Meitner-Graf was the wife of Walter Meitner, the younger brother of Frisch’s mother. Otto Frisch stayed with them in their London flat when he came to London, and visited her often at her studio..[see Bibliography]. The photographer’s obituary, which follows, was written by Frisch, and appeared in the Times on 2 May 1973: “‘The daughter of Dr Wilhelm Graf, a respected Viennese lawyer, she had begun to make her name when Hitler’s occupation of Austria in 1938 compelled her and her husband, the chemist Dr Walter Meitner, who died in 1959, to seek asylum in London, where she had lived ever since. During the war she managed the Fayer Studio in Grosvenor Street signing (by arrangement) all her photographs with Fayer’s name. For the last two decades she had her own studio in 23 Old Bond Street, where her showcase used to attract attention by the striking pictures of people in the news, such as Nehru, Queen Salote of Tonga, or the physicist Lise Meitner, her sister-in-law. £175 [ref: 11862]

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RING, JAMES [PHOTOGRAPHER, NEW ZEALAND] WIRE BRIDGE OVER THE TERMAKAU RIVER, NEW ZEALAND New Zealnd, Greymouth [?] 1870/80 135 by 195mm (5¼ by 7¾ inches). albumen print photograph on old mount with ink inscription, titled and numbered in the negative ‘Teremakau wire bridge No 350 J.R. James Ring, born in England, opened his studio in Greymouth in 1879 £200 [ref: 12589]

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UNDERWOOD AND UNDERWOOD {STEREO PHOTOGRAPHERS, USA] PERU, COLLECTION OF 60 STEREO CARD VIEWS IN FITTED BOOK SHAPE BOX Peru Underwood & Underwood 1900-1910 80 by 77mm (3¼ by 3 inches) each image approx : card 180 x 90 mm Collection of 60 silver print stereo photographs, mounted on card, each titled and numbered, housed in the original Underwood and Underwood book shaped box, titled Peru on the spine £580 [ref: 13409]

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PRESERVED MONKEY FOR STONYHURST COLLEGE COLLECTION [TAXIDERMY] TRADE CARD FOR G. PICKHARDT, PRESERVER OF BIRDS, ANIMALS AND FISHES &C... 45, CROGSLAND ROAD, CHALK FRAM, LONDON, N.W. HORNS MOUNTED, SKINS DRESSED &C, BIRD AND FUR SKINS, EYES, GLASS SHADES, &C. &C Chalk Farm, London, 1860s 75 by 115mm (3 by 4½ inches) taxidermist’s trade card, engraved with various animals (after Barlow) and his details, verso with an albumen photograph showing a monkey skeleton, and the same animal with fur added and presented as a stuffed specimen, inscribed in ink ‘Now in Stonyhurst’. The Jesuit College at Stonyhurst has a renowned Taxidermy collection in part donated by the eccentric old boy and naturalist Charles Waterton. "Squire" Waterton was born at Walton Hall, Wakefield, Yorkshire to Thomas Waterton and Anne Bedingfield. He was educated at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and he records in his autobiography that while he was at the school, "by a mutual understanding, I was considered ratcatcher to the establishment, and also fox-taker, foumart-killer, and cross-bow charger at the time when the young rooks were fledged.... I followed up my calling with great success. The vermin disappeared by the dozen; the books were moderately well-thumbed; and according to my notion of things, all went on perfectly right." £180 [ref: 10975]

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AYLING, STEPHEN [PHOTOGRAPHER, 1824-1879, LONDON] WOMAN STANDING HOLDING A A LARGE CRUCIFIX

1860s 105 by 65mm (4¼ by 2½ inches) Ayling produced the photographs for the first photographically illustrated auction catalogue in 1864 £180 [ref: 12964]

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ECCLES, E PHOTOGRAPHER CARTE DE VISITE PHOTOGRAPH OF A BLACK BOY, STANDING BY A TABLE WITH A MODEL OF A SAILING SHIP

England, Bury, Lancashire 1860s 105 by 65mm (4¼ by 2½ inches). albumen print photograph mounted as a carte de visite, photographer’s details recto and verso £400 [ref: 12042]

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PESTEL (PHOTOGRAPHER, PARIS) [TAXIDERMY] PHOTOGRAPHIC TRADE CARD OF COLLAR AND CRAVAT MAKER WITH A STUFFED MONKEY AND CAT, BOTH DRESSED UP Paris, 1860s 85 by 105mm (3¼ by 4¼ inches). albumen print photograph mounted as a carte de visite size trade card for Cols Daniel, aux deux tetes, Passage du Saumo, Paris’, verso with details of the business £110 [ref: 11005]

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SPENCERS, F M [ART STUDIO, ELMIRA ST, MANSFIELD, TIOGA CO, PA, USA] TWO CIVIL WAR AMPUTEE TRUMPETERS ...ONE HOLDING A TRUMPET, THE OTHER A PACKET [?], A RIFLE AT THEIR FEET USA 1860s 105 by 65mm (4¼ by 2½ inches). albumen photograph, mounted as a carte de visite £300 [ref: 11749]

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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER A NUDE COUPLE CAUGHT IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO 1860s 105 by 60mm (4¼ by 2¼ inches) albumen print photograph mounted as a carte de visite £350 [ref: 12963]

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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER STEREO CARD OF A OF MAGICIAN JUGGLING THREE BALLS IN THE AIR

1860s 80 by 165mm (3¼ by 6½ inches) albuminised salt print mounted on card £95 [ref: 10814]

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BETHLEHEM MORAVIAN CHURCH TROMBONE QUARTET WITH VACANT CHAIR FOR DECEASED MEMBER

H. P. OSBORNE, PHOTOGRAPHER, BETHLEHEM, P.A. THREE SURVIVING TROMBONISTS IN QUARTET CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF PLAYING FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH

Bethlehem, USA 1867 64 by 101mm (2½ by 4 inches). albumen print photograph, mounted as a carte de visite, verso with photographer’s details and extensive manuscript annotations, the players are named, with their ages ‘Berkel, 66, Weiss 71, Till 68’ and “Three of a quartet of Trombonists who celebrated the 50th anniversary their service as such in the Bethem (?) Church at Bethlehem - on Easter 1867. The vacant chair reresents the fourth of the quartet - a brother of Mr Weiss accidentally killed some years ago The Bethlehem trombone choir debuted Aug. 31, 1754, playing on instruments imported from Europe. Moravians trombonists have played their brass instruments through the early hours of Easter for centuries for one very simple reason, said Kremmerer, the choir's director. "Because it's not Easter unless we play,". The tradition goes back 250 years when the all-male choir played along the Bethlehem's single main street to rouse the worshippers for the sunrise service. These days, a group of men, women and teenagers — even some who aren't of the Moravian faith — traverse steep city streets to play before each of the six Moravian churches. When they complete their route, the choir members head back to the Central Moravian Church to play for the sunrise service that begins in the church and ends outside as the sun rises over God's Acre cemetery. £375 [ref: 10505]

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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRIMINAL - FRANK WILLIAMS ALIAS JERE MASON, CHICAGO THIEF, SEATED IN AN UNUSUAL POSE

Chicago 19.5 by 16mm (0¾ by 0¾ inches). albumen print photograph mounted as a carte de visite £250 [ref: 11713]

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DOWNEY W & D FINE STUDY OF A GROUP OF WORKMEN 1870s 65 by 105mm (2½ by 4¼ inches). albumen print photograph carte de visite, photographer’s details verso £120 [ref: 10355]

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GODET, ANATOLE [PHOTOGRAPHER, PARIS 1839-1887] TWO CABINET CARDS OF AN EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMING DOG Paris 1870/80s 165 by 110mm (6½ by 4¼ inches) mounts Pair of albumen print photographs, mounted as cabinet cards, showing a hairy dog performing two tricks on chairs, within the negative has been engraved the legend “Marius” and the symbol of a shield and a whip. The significance of the name is unclear and whether it is for a trainer or the dog. Very light crease to top of both cards, but barely visible. £240 [ref: 12951]

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HENSHEL, PHOTOGRAPHER CHICAGO MILLIE OWENS, QUEEN OF ALL LONG HAIRED LADIES Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1870s 105 by 60mm (4¼ by 2¼ inches). Albumen carte de visite photograph, by Henshel ‘Instantaneous Art Portraits’ Chicago, with photographer’s credits to verso inscribed in pencil to recto ‘ Millie Owens hair 8ft 3ins, Queen of all long haired ladies’ £200 [ref: 11406]

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GOTHIC CRYPT L O GRIENWALD'S PHOTOGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT A RARE CABINET CARD SHOWING THE INSIDE OF A CRYPT, WITH OPEN COFFINS WITH SKELETONS AND BATS HANGING FROM THE ROOF

Germany, Bremen 1870s 145 by 105mm (5¾ by 4¼ inches) image size albumen print photograph mounted as a cabinet card loss of bottom right corner of mount just touching image £250 [ref: 12966]

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STAGED ACCIDENT

PUGH, E [PHOTOGRAPHER, CRICKHOWELL] YOUNG GIRL LYING FALLEN ON THE FLOOR WITH UPTURNED STOOL

Crickhowell, England 1870s 104 by 64mm (4 by 2½ inches). Albumen print photograph, mounted as a carte de visite, photographer’s details verso £200 [ref: 13293]

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SERVANT AND PARROT UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER MAN IN LIVERY WITH A PARROT CHAINED TO HIS ARM England 1870s 100 by 62mm (4 by 2½ inches). Albumen print photograph mounted as a carte de visite £110 [ref: 13292]

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MOLE CATCHER UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER MOLE CATCHER HIS JACKET HUNG WITH DEAD MOLES

England 1870s albumen print photograph mounted as a carte de visite £125 [ref: 11451]

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FINE CRIMINAL PORTRAITS UNKNOWN POLICE PHOTOGRAPHER

GROUP OF TEN POLICE RECORD PHOTOGRAPHS OF CRIMINALS England 1870s each 95 by 65mm (3¾ by 2½ inches) approx. A collection of ten albumen print photographs of criminals, each mounted separatly Fine portrait studies with a wealth of detail of the clothing of the poor in the later 19th century £800 [ref: 10820]

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MAN TO EAT HIS OWN HEAD

WELLS, W H [PHOTOGRAPHER BUDLEIGH SALTERTON] TRICK PHOTOGRAPH OF A MAN [POSSIBLY JOHN STICKLAND] STARING AT HIS OWN HEAD ON A SERVING DISH

1870s 105 by 63mm (4¼ by 2½ inches) albumen print carte de visite photograph, photographer’s details verso, and inscribed in ink John H Strickland, Stradvilla, Woolwich Road, Abbey Wood, Kent £350 [ref: 12962]

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PLAYMATE FOR PRINCESS VALERIE OF AUSTRIA UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER ARCHDUCHESS VALERIE OF AUSTRIA AND HER 'PLAYMATE' RUSTIMO Austria, Vienna 1879 each image approx 150 by 100mm (6 by 4 inches). Three albumen print photographs, mounted on a card mount, titled in pencil ‘Vienna, 1879’ and ‘ Prinzessin Valerie und sein Deiner’ Archduchess Valerie’s mother Empress Sissy of Austria gave the black dwarf Rustimo as a playmate to her daughter. His origin is uncertain though one account has him as a gift of the Shah of Persia. He was christened Rudolph and formed part of the Court’s inner circle. It may that over time he fell out of favour or that other courtiers felt that his position was too great, but in 1891 he was pensioned off to a charitable home at Ybbs where he died the following year [see Hamann, Brigitte; The Reluctant Empress: A Biography of

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Empress Elisabeth of Austria] £750 [ref: 13045]

NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW CO, NEW YORK SIGN FOR OYSTERS New York (?), USA 1880s 105 by 150mm (4¼ by 6 inches) image size albumen print photograph, mounted on card with photographers details verso National Photographic View Co, W.O Long [and] G.W. Hopper NO. 327 East 34th Street, New York £325 [ref: 10861]

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SEX TOY UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER BEARDED MAN WITH A FEMALE MANNEQUIN AMONGST ‘ANTIQUE’ FEMALE STATUARY 1880s 85 by 180mm (3¼ by 7 inches) full card Two albumen print photographs mounted as a stereocard, with lightly curved mount The whole arrangement is somewhat bizarre as the man is wearing socks and a striped loose fitting garment, the doll, probably a mannequin wears shoes and a wig, around are few naked female statues from antiquity, a chain is prominent to the right hand side of the image and the man is visibly having his way with the dummy £350 [ref: 13287]

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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER GROUP OF MEN PLAYING BOWLS 1880s 130 by 110mm (5 by 4¼ inches). albumen print photograph mounted as a cabinet card £75 [ref: 13048]

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SUICIDE OR MURDER - PRISON INMATE COMMITS SUICIDE WITH ENCOURAGEMENT OF WARDENS UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER

FRANKE RANDE HANGS HIMSELF [APPARANTLY] FROM PRISON CELL BARS INSCRIBED VERSO BY ROBERT MCCLAUGHRY, PRISON ‘REFORMER’ Joliet, Iowa, USA 1884 200 by 95mm (7¾ by 3¾ inches). albumen print photograph mounted on card, lable to verso with manuscript ink inscription “I enclose photo of Rande [?] as we found him in his cell last Friday morning. The marks on his side and face are where he was wounded in the affray. He had the consent of every body here to take himself out of of the world in which he had never been any thing but a curse and a nuissence. Your Truly R W McClaughry”

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John Halwas: The Brilliant Bandit of the Wabash: The Life of the Notorious Outlaw Frank Rande, State Historical Society of Iowa 2011; Frank Morn - Forgotten Reformer: Robert McClaughry and Criminal Justice Reform in Nineteenth-Century America, 2010 ; Frank Hitchcock, A True Account of the Capture of Frank Rande, “The Notorious Outlaw”, 1897 The Rock Island Republican newspaper 6 March 1884 published the following: “Rande’s Last and Best // The ruffian hangs himself // The Illinois penitentiary rid of its most disgraceful Occupant, by his own hand. Joliet March 7, Chas Scott alias Franke Rande, the most cowardly ruffian that ever disgraced the annals of the West, hung himself in the Penitentiary this morning; thus avenging by his own hand to some slight degree, the list of bloody crimes of which he was the perpetrator, and ridding the Penitentiary of his odious presence, which was not only a standing menace to those in charge but a continual annoyance to other criminals there confined. Robert McClaughry was a type of prison reformer, see :Frank Morn - Forgotten Reformer: Robert McClaughry and Criminal Justice Reform in Nineteenth-Century America, 2010 There are elements of the inscription that do leave it slightly open as to what extent the death was self inflicted £750 [ref: 12121]

SEDGWICKS (PHOTOGRAPHER, ZANESVILLE, OHIO, USA) GROUP OF WOMEN EATING BANANAS AND DRINKING USA, 1889 157 by 108mm (6¼ by 4¼ inches). Albumen print photograph, mounted as a cabinet card, photographer’s details and date to verso £100 [ref: 9892]

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MAN AND DOLL GILL, WILLIAM [PHOTOGRAPHER, LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, USA] SEATED MAN COVERED WITH A BLANKET AND HOLDING A DOLL IN THE OPEN DOORWAY OF A HOUSE

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1890s 165 by 110mm (6½ by 4¼ inches) card size Albumen photograph, mounted as a cabinet card £225 [ref: 12931]

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LADIES BICYCLE RACE UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER LADIES CYCLE RACE TOURNAMENT MINEHEAD Minehead 1898 150 by 205mm (6 by 8 inches). Gelatin silver print photograph of the start of a ladies cycle race with another of a street crowded with horses and carts also probably Minehead £60 [ref: 13278]

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LONDON EAST END POOR (R?) A SHIELD INMATES OF MEDLAND HALL HOMELESS SHELTER, EAST LONDON Ratcliff, East London circa 1900 190 by 250mm (7½ by 9¾ inches). silver print photograph, extensively inscribed in pencil and signed by the photographer, verso “ A home for the homeless, Medland Hall, E. When some 450 men are given a night’s lodging free and upon entering 1/2 pound of bread (already buttered) and if they or their pals have some tea and sugar etc, boiling water is ready for them when they enter and is freely served out to every applicant. 160 ready at starting 6.30 pm. The necessary tools for repairing boots and other clothing is lent and drinking water is on each floor. Everything free (at a csot of 1 1/2d per man to the Institution). The men are here shown in their Bunks, others smoking, and others eating their free meal. Lights out at 9 oclock. Photo (R?) A Shield few light creases The Guardian newspaper for January 4th 1908 wrote “London has many special agencies at work which seem expressly designed to multiply paupers. Perhaps the palm ought to be awarded to Medland Hall, the free shelter of the Congregational Union in Ratcliff. It is open all the year round, and no one is turned away so long as there is room. There is no attempt at inquiry or classification. The title to admission is the wish to be admitted. For twelve hours of the twenty-four the hall is open. Every inmate has a meal, with better fare on Sundays and concert nights. There is a nurse in attendance for injuries or slight ailments, and material and tools are provided for repairing boots and clothing. There is no test of any kind as regards admission, nor seemingly do the managers of the shelter ever ask themselves what effect their benevolence had upon the 123,418 persons who, accepted their hospitality in 1906. The Stepney. Guardians, in whose midst this institution stands, are under no delusion as to its character and working.

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"Throughout the winter months," they say, "there is a, steady march to London from the provinces of ne'er-dowells, corner-boys, criminals, and other ill-organised beings whose stock-in-trade is their rags and dirt. These are ever ready to prey on others, ready to take advantage of any well-meant scheme to relieve the want and misery of the deserving poor, ready at the shortest notice to demonstrate, ready at all times to do anything but work." Yet Medland House does not contribute so many inmates to the workhouse as other shelters do. ÂŁ300 [ref: 10573]

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ALFRED ELLIS & WALERY [PHOTOGRAPHERS, LONDON] VESTA TILLEY IN MALE ATTIRE, SIGNED ACROSS LOWER PORTION OF THE IMAGE London circa 1910 165 by 105mm (6½ by 4¼ inches) cabinet card cabinet card portrait, signed and inscribed ‘Yours Truly / Vesta Tilley’ on lower portion of the image £125 [ref: 12906]

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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER ANTON DOLIN'S BEDROOMS AND SITTING ROOM, CHELSEA Chelsea, London 1930s 150 by 200mm (6 by 7¾ inches) and one a little larger 3 silver print photographs showing rooms in the dancer Anton Dolin’s house £120 [ref: 13371]

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YAMAGUCHI, H. S. K. [OWNER OF THE FUJIYA HOTEL, MIYANOSHITA AND HONORARY SECRETRAY AND FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUSTACHE CLUB] MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUSTACHE CLUB Miyanoshita, Japan 1930s 275 by 340mm (10¾ by 13½ inches). Silver print photograph with thirty-six portraits of club members, each named below the image, verso with printed description of the club, its history, rules and membership requirements [a mustache, east to west 4 inches, whisker, or a beard that is at least 4 inches in length] There is a bronze bust of the club founder standing in the entrance to the Fujiya Hotel today, showing him with his impressive moustache. The gallery of images on this pamphlet show club members from, Japan, Germany, England, Australia, India, Java etc £150 [ref: 10821]

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FIRST BANK ROBBERY SOLVED BY HIDDEN SURVEILLANCE CAMERA UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER FILM STILL BANK ROBBERY

12th April 1957 silver print photograph film still with three frames. Press release details pasted verso The ST. CLAIR SAVINGS AND LOAN HOLDUP (12 Apr. 1957) was the first bank robbery in history filmed by a hidden camera. The savings & loan, located at 6235 St. Clair Ave., had been robbed twice during the previous 18 months, and as a result it was chosen by Thos. Story, superintendent of Cleveland police communications to have a hidden camera installed on a trial basis. It was put in place on Thurs., 11 Apr. 1957, and the next day a man and woman, both carrying pistols, robbed the St. Clair Savings & Loan of $2,376. The camera, designed to begin operating at the sound of the bank alarm, recorded the robbery on film, and the police quickly had pictures of the event printed in the newspapers. By that evening, news of the

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robbery and use of the new police camera had spread across the country. Robbers Steven Ray Thomas and Wanda DiCenzi gave themselves up to the police on Saturday, and Rose O'Donnell, who had driven the car, was apprehended in response to a tip given by a neighbour. All but $800 was recovered. Police from across the country came to Cleveland to study the hold-up and learn more about the hidden camera. Its use proved to be a major breakthrough in apprehending criminals and deterring robberies. ÂŁ750 [ref: 10763]

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PROPAGANDA PHOTOMONTAGE UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER [SINKING] OF THE USS MAINE, HAVANA CUBA [Havana, Cuba] 1912 205 by 150mm (8 by 6 inches) with text below Silver print photomontage, titled in ink below the image “the ‘last” of the wrecked battleship U.S.S. Maine when her remains were finally sunk off Havana harbour after she had been raised by the U.S. and all valuables removed USS Maine (ACR-1) was an American naval ship that sank in Havana Harbour during the Cuban revolt against Spain, an event that became a major political issue in the United States as it was reported that she had been sunk by enemy action. Some however regarded this as a ‘false flag’ incident arranged to provoke a war. A photograph of the original incident shows her flag just above the surface of the sea. This image created by

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photomontage was presumably to commemorate the raising and re-sinking of the ship by the US investigators in 1912 ÂŁ250 [ref: 13280]

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